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Opening of the International Exhibition: CM.39-1920

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Current Location: In storage


Opening of the International Exhibition


Engraver: Allan, David
Engraver: More, Jacob



Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1920-08) by Cowles, Sammy


Production date: AD 1862

Components of the work

Object composed of white metal Diameter (min) 38.7 mm Diameter 38.7 mm Weight 13.31 g

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Angel holding oval medallions bearing the heads of Napoleon III and Queen Victoria. Arms of France and Britain below

  • Text: Above Napoleon I II: NAPOLEON Above Queen Victoria: VICTORIA
  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: View of the exhibition buildings within inscribed rectangular panel

  • Text: Inscription on rectangular panel: WEST FRONT VIEW Above: INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION OPEND MAY1 ST- 1862 Below: COVERS A PSACE OF 26 ACRES 1200 FT - LONG. 700FT WIDE DOMES 250 FT HIGH CST £300'000
  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

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Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.39-1920
Primary reference Number: 229346
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Created: Monday 19 August 2019 Updated: Monday 16 September 2019 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Coins and Medals

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